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Free Dental Exams Offered at Hospital

January 19, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A city hospital next month will offer free dental exams for children without dental insurance, but parents have to call an appointment.

On Feb. 7, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital will provide exams to children who did not see a dentist in 2018.

The exams, being offered on the 17th annual Give Kids a Smile Day, are available to children ages 3 to 12 who do ...

Forum for Parents and Teens Targets Drug Abuse

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Parents and their teenage sons and daughters are invited to a frank and open discussion on the ramifications of drug abuse and ways to prevent it at the Somerville YMCA from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 30.

The event is free and open to the community; the Y is located at 2 Green Street on the corner of North Bridge Street.

Parents and teens will discuss the ...

NJ Law Banning Smoking at Public Beaches and Parks starts Today

TRENTON, NJ - Legislation signed last summer prohibiting smoking at public beaches and parks in New Jersey goes into effect today. The bill, S-2534, updates the “New Jersey Smoke-Free Air Act of 2006.”

According to the American Lung Association, more than 480,000 people die from tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke, making it the leading cause of preventable death ...

Rutgers Prof Gets $400K Grant Using Smartphones for Monitoring Diseases

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - These days there is one item people keep with them constantly: a smartphone.

Now a Rutgers University professor has received a $400,000 grant to see if those smartphones can gather data on the effects of conditions that literally cause people to shake, such as Parkinson's Disease.

The National Institutes of Health gave the grant to Jean-Francois Daneault, an ...

First Babies of the Year Born Minutes Apart in New Brunswick Hospitals

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The happy part of Happy New Year came less than three hours after the ball dropped for families who each welcomed new babies born just minutes apart at New Brunswick's two hospitals.

Adina and Binyamin Bril became parents for the first time when their daughter was born at 2:21 a.m. today at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. The mother was admitted to hospital in ...

Newark Airport Health Alert: Potential Measles Exposure on December 24

NEWARK, NJ — State health officials said any person who was in Newark Liberty International Airport on Monday, December 24 between noon and 4 p.m. may have been exposed to measles.

Someone flying from Brussels, Belgium, had the highly contagious infection and arrived in Terminal B at the airport, according to the N.J. Department of Health (DOH). The person, whose name was not released, ...

Rutgers Physician Inducted into National Hall of Fame

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Jeffrey Carson has built a career becoming an expert on blood.

As a physician, Carson has challenged the efficiency of common practices for blood transfusions, established national standards for when to give transfusions, and led an international research team in a study of more than 60 years of data on the introduction of red blood cells to increase hemoglobin levels in ...

Medical Marijuana Industry Set to Bring Green to Paterson

PATERSON, NJ- New Jersey’s growing medical marijuana industry is set to plant roots in Paterson in the new year.

According to a statement released by the New Jersey Department of Health, Green Thumb Industries Inc. (GTI), a national cannabis consumer packaged goods company, has been selected as one of only six businesses selected to apply for permits to open new medical marijuana ...

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Franklin Township: Juicing for Better Health

January 21, 2019

SOMERSET, NJ - Juicing vegetables is great for anyone who is interested in becoming healthier. Juicing your own fresh vegetables is not only more cost effective than purchasing prepared juices, but it is also healthier.  Learning how and what to juice is important in gaining all the health benefits of juicing to help combat everything from a cold to chronic diseases.

Many store bought ...